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· February, 2008

Stories about Colombia from February, 2008

Colombia: Witnessing a Murder

Six years later, Catalina Restrepo of Cosas del Alma [es] shares her difficult experience of witnessing a violent murder in her town in Colombia, as she prepared to go to...

Colombia: New Television Channel Zoom TV

Campus Comunicativo [es] writes about a new university television channel called Zoom TV, and lists some challenges, including how much influence will the government have on the message and content.

Jorge Jurado Raps About Citizen Media

Jorge is one of about 20 young people in the peripheral working class neighborhood of San Javier La Loma who are using citizen media to rescue the forgotten history of...

Colombia: Movie About Pablo Escobar

In Colombia, Reticente [es] reviews the latest movie about Pablo Escobar called “Angel or Demon,” and recommends not to take a date because the movie is bad.

Colombia: Money Found in Itagüí Prison

Julián Ortega Martínez of equinoXio writes about the recent discovery of approximately 6,000 USD in the maximum security prison of Itagüí in Colombia, and which was found to belong to...

Colombia: Planned March Against Paramilitary Groups

Plan Colombia and Beyond writes about plans for a protest similar to the February 4th march against the FARC, but this time against that country's paramilitary groups on March 6th.

Colombia: More Reactions to the March Against FARC

Reactions continue to emerge regarding the February 4 demonstration against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, for its initials in Spanish). Many bloggers provide their thoughs on why they...

National Sports: unique expressions of countrywide pride.

Whether by government decree or by popularity, national sports are part of the cultural makeup of every country. People from many walks of life come together to participate, watch or...

Colombia: English Version of equinoXio

The Colombian digital online magazine, equinoXio recently launched a version in English.

Colombia: Day of the Journalist

Colombia celebrated Day of the Journalist on February 9. Juan David Escobar of Reticente [es] and Victor Solano of ¿Comunicación? [es] salute and write about the challenges for journalists in...

Colombia: March in Washington, DC

Plan Colombia and Beyond provides some thoughts from the Center for International Policy Associate Paola Castro, who writes, “As a Colombian-American citizen I feel really glad that the pro-peace and...

Argentina: Anti-FARC Protest

Grito Argentino [es] writes that approximately 300 people assembled to protest against the FARC in Argentina.

Colombia: United in a March Against the FARC

For the first time in Colombia´s history, an initiative which began on the internet managed to become a massive, worldwide event in just one month. The February 4th demonstration against...

Colombia: San Pedro Cemetery in Medellín

Baúl de Letras [es] provides some reflections after a recent visit to the San Pedro Cemetery in Medellín, Colombia and that the cemetery is much more than a final resting...

Juliana Rincón: A multi-tasking blogger

Meet Juliana Ricón Parra, a multi-tasking blogger from Peru, now living in Colombia. She has been a Global Voices Author for two years and has just started a new role...

Come Explore New Videos at Rising Voices

The first round of Rising Voices outreach projects have already been training participants in underrepresented communities how to use the tools of citizen media for just over seven months now....

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